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Shakespeare's Globe

The Knight of the Burning Pestle 

11 December 2014 - 11 January 2015 

Written by
Francis Beaumont

Tickets
£10 standing
£25 - £45 seats
£60 premium tickets

CREATIVES 

Director
Adele Thomas

Designed by
Hannah Clark

Composed by
Nigel Hess

Cast 


Phil Daniels 
Citizen 


Pauline McLynn
Citizen's Wife


  • Theatre/2015/SWP/Knight of the Burning Pestle/Show page

Quiet please. The audience is waiting. They’ve come to see The London Merchant. It’s the new comedy of manners from Mr Beaumont. It should be hilarious. But hang on. What’s all the commotion? Who is this dim-wit? Rafe who? He can’t be in the play. He’s just a grocer’s apprentice. He wants to what? To play a knight? We don’t need a knight! A knight of the burning what…?

‘Begot and born in eight days’, Beaumont’s uproarious and experimental play was written to be performed at the Blackfriars playhouse by the Children of the Queen’s Revels. Combining salty colloquial prose with charming songs, The Knight of the Burning Pestle was one of the first madcap, mash-up, screwball comedies to hit the English stage and the first to run not one but two plays within-the-play simultaneously.

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16 June
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